St Patrick’s Street

Mother and baby on the street

Mother and baby on the street A mother and her baby stroll along St. Patrick’s Street Cork. This was taken last September in beautiful Autumn weather. This morning started with a bang when Jacinta woke me at 5am because an ear infection was bothering her so much. We went to South Doc who were absolutely […]

Father and son in the square

Father and son in the square A father and his offspring walk about after the parade on St. Patrick’s Day in Cork this year. Normally this is a busy junction but it was closed off for a few hours to make way for the festivities. Patrick’s Street can be seen in the background with the […]

Girls on the street

Girls on the street St. Patrick’s Day brought out a huge crowd onto the streets and here’s a group of girls we bumped into on Patrick’s Street. We were on our way to a cafe for refreshment when I spotted a bicycle chained to a pole, but it had fallen down. As is my way […]

City people in a b/w world

City people in a b/w world Shopping, talking, walking and rushing. People in the concrete jungle. Selective colourisation using a layer mask to hide a b/w layer above the original colour layer. Shot from the same place I took this photo in front of The Body Shop in Cork.

Patrick’s Day in pictures

Patrick’s Day in pictures Revelers who were obviously having a great time at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cork! Big and crazy hats were the order of the day for many visitors and spectators Crowd Safety officials had their hands full with the large crowd at the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Cork. I […]

Sleeping it off in Cork City

Sleeping it off in Cork City As a rule I don’t photograph the homeless very often but I don’t think the sleeping gentleman in this photo was homeless. Rather a heavy night on the town I suspect. This was snapped while walking past Marks & Spencers on Patrick’s Street last year. I spotted the security […]

I’m still waiting

I’m still waiting A dad waits for his better half to come out of a clothes shop on Patrick’s Street.

Mom and the girls

Mom and the girls A mother and her daughters on St. Patrick Street, Cork last year. Look carefully in the window. Can you see what time of year it was?

Man and pipe at the FM Store

Man and pipe at the FM Store Outside the FM Store, St. Patrick Street Cork. I was walking past when I spotted this scene unfold. I didn’t even see the pipe in the old man’s hand until later, but I was very happy with what came out. If only that girl had turned around. The […]

The odd one out

Odd one out A charity collector stops to watch street entertainers on Patrick’s Street last October. The orange and red costume stands out just a little bit next to the dark clothing of those around him. I almost jumped with glee when I saw this scene in front of me but the image itself paled […]

The witch and the balloons

The witch and the balloons A witch hands out balloons to young kids outside Brown Thomas on a late October Saturday. Just out of frame of this shot is a woman who has asked for a balloon. The witch explains that the balloons are just for the kids.. I wonder why? More on this later.

King of my world

King of my world A child is carried atop his parent’s shoulders on St. Patrick’s Street, Cork a few weeks ago. I really like this shot, for what reason, I’m not sure. Maybe it’s the brightness and flowery design of the clothing worn by parent and child compared to the passers by. I’m sure both […]

Friends together

Friends together Friends talk and laugh on the street while busy shoppers pass on either side. Pictured on St. Patrick Street, Cork last October in front of Penneys. I love my wide angle lens!

Stepping out of the crowd

Stepping out of the crowd A girl steps away from the maddening crowd on a busy street. This was a bit of an experiment for me. I blurred the background by making a duplicate layer, blurring, adding a layer mask and then revealing the girl through the layer mask. It’s not perfect, and in fact, […]

Last minute shopping

Last minute shopping Today many major cities and towns around the world are going to be thronged with shoppers doing last minute shopping before Christmas Day. Traffic is going to crawl and frustrate and the crowds will be suffocating. I’m glad I’m staying at home. We may head out to the Lough later for a […]